A woman was medevaced to an Edmonton hospital with serious injuries following a house fire in the Kam Lake area Wednesday night.

The blaze broke out around 7:15 p.m. on a Drybones Drive lot near Arctic Farmer, behind a tire shop, according to the Yellowknife Fire Division (YKFD).

The aftermath of a Drybones Drive house fire that sent one woman to an Edmonton hospital Wednesday with serious injuries. The territory’s fire marshal is investigation the cause of the Kam Lake area blaze.
Brendan Burke/NNSL photo. May 30, 2019.

Seven YKFD personnel, along with two tankers and an ambulance, arrived at the scene to find the single story dwelling billowing smoke from its eves and sides. An evacuation was already in progress.

Yellowknife RCMP and city’s municipal enforcement division (MED) also attended the fire.

Two dogs were killed in the fire, stated police in a news release issued Thursday.

The woman’s medical status is unknown at this time.

“We are sorry for those affected by the fire” stated RCMP spokesperson Marie York-Condon in the press release.

“RCMP thanks the City of Yellowknife Fire Division and the Emergency Medical Response Team for their rapid response to the fire.”

The territory’s fire marshal is leading the investigation into the cause of the fire.

Anyone with information related to the fire is asked to call Yellowknife RCMP at 669-1111.

Brendan Burke

As the Yellowknifer’s crime reporter, it’s my job to keep readers up to speed on all-things “cops and courts” related. From house fires and homicides to courtroom clashes, it’s my responsibility...

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